Sunday, August 29, 2010
CCNYC wants to thank Evan Robarts and all of the very talented artists from the Cuhllection website!!! CCNYC also wants to thank all that came and supported and made this exhibition a success!!! Thank you and look out for the next one!
Monday, August 9, 2010
CCNYC PRESENTS: 'CUHLLECTION' A GROUP SHOW CURATED BY EVAN ROBARTS - OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010, 6-10PM.
A group show inspired from the 'Cuhllection' website featuring 11 young and upcoming artists gathered from Brooklyn and Manhattan. 'Cuhllection' is a product of the relationship between the gallery and the Internet, celebrating the online gallery as a form of art in itself.
CCNYC wants to thank Josama, his friends and family, and everyone else that came through and supported!!!! Check out more of Josama's amazing artwork on www.ripjosama.com
Friday, July 16, 2010
CCNYC PRESENTS: 'EYECON-CEPT NYC' A SOLO EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY JOSAMA; OPENING RECEPTION AUGUST 5TH, 2010, 5:30-11PM, AT HEAVEN STUDIO GALLERY, 10 JAY STREET, SUITE 605, DUMBO, BROOKLYN, NYC. PLEASE COME AND SHOW LOVE!!!
Growing up bombarded with pop culture images as well as street culture, my work is the colorful mixture of all the positive and negative life lessons I’ve experienced growing up in New York City.
I take pop culture imagery such as 80s cartoons, black and white movies, television shows, iconic characters , classic photos and transform them using paint as my medium into a dream world, reflecting the vast array of emotions one can undergo living in the streets. From lows to the highs, erasing the boundaries between the Hero and the Villain, dark and light, an innocent cartoon character and a murderer monster, my paintings fuse life contradictions into a visual dialogue where two worlds that typically cannot co-exist intermingle.
Some may consider the topics uncomfortable especially since a large portion of my work focuses on images of children with guns. This imagery represents the delinquency and the mental suicide (genocide) of the late 80’s early 90’s that my generation experienced in New York City and all over the world.
My foundation is graffiti. Renaissance masters and contemporary works also heavily influence me. I’ve experimented with mix media but I find myself lured to oil paint. Every time I pick up a brush it’s a learning experience, internal and external. Painting is only part of my process, the other part is research and sampling images like a Hip Hop producer samples records, digging deep literally and figuratively. It’s hard to explain piecing the pieces together, because I work through something bigger then oneself.
I describe my work as “Eye – Concept.” It’s the style and processes I use to I translate my work. I came up with this idea in a song I wrote two years ago. The song talks about different icons from cartoon to television and movie personas interacting through crime.
What drives me to create is that I must relay, document, learn, absorb, capture and share with the world, a deep love for the present.
In a nutshell, my work is an exorcism of self while soul searching in the middle of a war, where my battlefield is a canvas for the war waged within.
Alexander Korsmo's Solo Exhibition of Paintings and Photography, Opening Reception - An Amazing Turnout and Great Success!!!
CCNYC wants to thank Alex Korsmo for his amazing work and everyone that attended and supported this event!!!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
CCNYC PRESENTS: 'A COCAPHONY OF COLOR & CHARACTER' AND 'BROOKLYN FENCES AT NIGHT' A SOLO EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEXANDER KORSMO. JULY 1ST, 2010, 5:30-11PM, AT HEAVEN STUDIO GALLERY, 10 JAY STREET, SUITE 605. PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT!!!!
Collective Consciousness NYC presents a solo exhibition of selected work by Alexander Korsmo, which will showcase his exploratory photography alongside his multi-media artworks; each collection a distinct scene from the same play. Within his photography, titled Brooklyn Fences at Night, Alex treks through Brooklyn under moon and streetlight adventuring the landscape, exploring with anticipation. His paintings, A Cacophony of Color and Character, are made using a zig-zagged balance of strategy, insight and spontaneity alongside playful material experimentations. Collectively, the paired series of work share a central relationship between the internal and external journeys.
Brooklyn Fences at Night:
Wandering the back streets of Brooklyn, getting lost late into the night, Alex searches out peculiar fences to photograph; new perspectives on a prominent mesh throughout our urban landscape. Whether the subject is twisted, distorted, taken over with plant life, doubled up or repaired, Alex’s camera locates the dynamic patterns present and an underlying sculptural identity begins to emerge. Within each fence a shifted landscape is captured; our night’s sky the horizon, our mind’s eye the seer: An adventure with possibilities around every corner.
A Cacophony of Color and Character:
Within a curious place lives a cluster of odd characters drawn into Alex’s artwork like archaic paintings found on the walls of caves. A world sprawled out with playful creatures dancing about through vibrant colors, telling stories inside hidden patterns; a moment of time frozen forever between here and there.
The pieces will be on display at CCNYC's Heaven Gallery in Dumbo located at 10 Jay Street, Suite 605 - opening Thursday, July 1st 2010.